Harvard Heart Letter

Breakfast and beyond: The case for a healthy morning meal

A breakfast containing lean protein, whole grains, and fruit may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. Yes, you’ve heard it before — don’t skip breakfast. Like many other popular sayings, this advice bears a kernel of scientific truth. But why is breakfast so important? “Quite simply, eating breakfast supports good health,” says Kathy McManus, director of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Coming as it does after the…

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